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Biz Buzz with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

Biz Buzz with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

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February 04th 2014:Manufacturing Trends: Automation in Overdrive

Today’s buzz: Manufacturing. Manufacturers are pushing automated processes into overdrive to survive in the competitive global marketplace. The resulting systems evolution is creating new types of factory jobs requiring specialized skills. Will labor cede even more jobs to robots? The experts speak. Mike Yost, MESA International: “Twenty years ago, information technologies were holding manufacturers back. Today, manufacturers are still looking to make sense out of the role of modern IT-based solutions.” Bob Parker, IDC: “The manufacturing industry is facing a ‘productivity imperative.’”

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Mike Yost

Mike Yost is President of MESA International, a global, not-for-profit industry association. He brings over 25 years of industrial, commercial, and management experience to this role. Mike has held various leadership roles in automation and industrial software businesses, including Manufacturing Solutions Leader for GE-Intelligent Platforms’ Production Management Software business, and commercial positions with Activplant Corporation and Rockwell Automation. He has specialized in the Manufacturing Execution (MES), Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) and Operations Management software arenas since 1999. For the past two years, Mike has led MESA International to improve its ability to help manuf
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Bob Parker

Bob Parker is a group vice president at IDC, responsible for the research direction at IDC Manufacturing Insights and IDC Retail Insights. These industry business units provide global, fact-based research and analysis on best practices and the use of information technology that helps clients improve their capabilities in key process areas. Bob blogs regularly in the IDC Insights Community (http://idc-insights-community.com). Before IDC, he served as a research vice president at AMR Research, launching the most successful new program in the company's history - e-commerce research. Previously, Bob was Managing Director at TDI, a technology-based company that included distribution, systems inte
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Jeff Jackson

Jeff Jackson, a Director at Deloitte Consulting LLP, leads Deloitte’s Technology practice at the Cleveland office. He has more than 22 years of industry and consulting experience in IT Enabled Transformation and Supply Chain management, supporting global clients in Manufacturing, High Tech, Retail and Financial Services. His recent focus is on the development and deployment of the SAP Service Parts Management solution including Service Parts Planning and Extended Warehouse Management applications. Jeff led the development of the overall implementation strategy, deployment plan, definition and development of the global common processes, and initial implementations for the global deployment of
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Chuck Pharris

Chuck Pharris, Director, Manufacturing Solutions Marketing at SAP, has over 15 years of experience in manufacturing industries, driving sales and marketing at a large controls systems company, overseeing corporate-wide refinery automation and supply chain management at large integrated national petroleum company, and conducting research for the US Department of Energy. He has worked in all areas of petroleum supply chain including risk management and trading analysis, crude supply, product distribution, logistics, and refinery processing and automation. Chuck communicates manufacturing and economics news on twitter @chuckpharris.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2269/biz-buzz-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap Biz Buzz with Game Changers, Presented by SAP https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2269/biz-buzz-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap Today’s buzz: Manufacturing. Manufacturers are pushing automated processes into overdrive to survive in the competitive global marketplace. The resulting systems evolution is creating new types of factory jobs requiring specialized skills. Will labor cede even more jobs to robots? The experts speak. Mike Yost, MESA International: “Twenty years ago, information technologies were holding manufacturers back. Today, manufacturers are still looking to make sense out of the role of modern IT-based solutions.” Bob Parker, IDC: “The manufacturing industry is facing a ‘productivity imperative.’” Jeff Jackson, Deloitte: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” (Albert Einstein) Chuck Pharris, SAP: “The dominant concern throughout the 20th century was a reconfiguration of our political and social structure. This question has now been usurped by what is the role of technology within it.” Join us for more insights on Manufacturing Trends: Automation in Overdrive. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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